Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels- 8 December 2016

The first session of Sotheby’s December Magnificent Jewels sale in New York features Jewels from the Collection of celebrated philanthropist Marjorie S. Fisher. Among Mrs. Fisher’s jewels with storied and distinguished provenance, are these two diamond tiaras.

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels- 8 December 2016

Diamond Star Tiara

Property from the collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, Palm Beach

A silver-topped Gold and Diamond Tiara, composed of three diamond-set starbursts, set with numerous old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 11.80 carats; each starburst detaches and is fitted with a pendant hook; circa 1890.

Gold and Diamond Star Tiara

Formerly in the collection of Katier Frances Thesiger, Aunt of the great explorer, Sir Wilfred Thesiger

A Gold and Diamond Star Tiara, designed as five starburst jewels, each set with round and rose-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 17.00 carats; accompanied by two tiara fittings, five hair pins set en tremblant, five pendant fittings and five brooch fittings; circa 1890. Formerly in the collection of Katier Frances Thesiger, Aunt of the great explorer, Sir Wilfred Thesiger,  best known for his two travel books, Arabian Sands‘ 1959 and The Marsh Arabs‘ 1964.

screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-1-29-13-pm

For more information, check out:

Sotheby’s website

Catalogue

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s